The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted the 2016 electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) annual update for eligible hospitals and eligible professionals to electronically report 2017 quality data for CMS quality reporting programs.
CMS updates the specifications annually to continue to align the measures with the current clinical guidelines and code systems.
This year’s update includes:
- 29 measures for eligible hospitals for the 2017 reporting period; and
- 64 measures for eligible professionals for the 2017 performance period.